Synopses & Reviews
What if every kid had a handy toolbox of ways to get along with others? Thatandrsquo;s just what this book is: a collection of 21 concrete strategies kids can pull out and use to express themselves, build relationships, end arguments and fights, halt bullying, and beat unhappy feelings. Like the Mighty Might, which takes all the fun out of teasing. And the Thought Chop, which helps kids resist self-defeating thoughts. And the Squeaky Wheel, a type of persistence that gets results. And the Coin Toss, a simple way to resolve small conflicts. Each tool is clearly described, illustrated with true-to-life examples, and accompanied by dialogue and lines kids can practice and use. Stories and anecdotes show each tool in action. A terrific resource for any young personandmdash;and any adult committed to teaching social skills. Includes a note to adults.
Part of the Bully Free Kidsandtrade; line
“Excellent communication book. . . . Do-able skills written in kid-friendly vernacular”—Youthworker
andldquo;A handy resource for all youth workers and educators.andrdquo;andmdash;Youth Today
andldquo;Excellent communication book. . . . Do-able skills written in kid-friendly vernacularandrdquo;andmdash;Youthworker
Stand Up!, the latest book in the Sunscreen self-help series for teens and tweens, helps readers understand the importance of standing up for themselves and what they believe in, even when itand#8217;s difficult. Readers will learn why and how to say no and the importance of self-respect. Written with candor and humor, and in a highly illustrated and accessible format, Stand Up! offers advice on dealing with peer pressure and bullying, as well as the struggles of communicating with family members. Sunscreen has the answers when kids have tough questions.
About the Author
Scott Cooper is an anti-bullying advocate and has provided workshops on the topic throughout northern California. He has been a school board president and member of the Sonoma County Advisory Board of Drug Programs. Scott has past experience teaching, coaching basketball, and working as a bilingual aide. He is CFO of a planning and design firm and a member of the National Audubon Society. He is the author of Sticks and Stones: 7 Ways Your Child Can Deal With Teasing, Conflict and Other Hard Times (Three Rivers Press, 2000).